Size of Baby: By Week 17, lil' girl/guy is the size of a large red onion, coming in at about 6 ounces! Crazy!!! Even crazier?? According to the What to Expect app, during week 17, the baby will grow to be the size of my open hand. That's HUGE!!!
|My hand (obviously) shown next to my coffee cup for comparison. SO CRAZY!!|
Symptoms: More round ligament pain and headaches and lack of sleep. Nothing new and nothing worth complaining too much about.
Weight Gain: Haven't had another doc appointment, so not sure of official gain... but, I'd guess about 5 pounds. Maybe 6. Damn mac and cheese!
Workouts: Still going! Lots of walking, ellipticalling and even a few miles running! The knee is still being a pest, but I think the foam rolling is paying off. I'm trying to do 8-minute arms a few times a week too... gotta keep (aka: develop, since clearly now I have none) some muscles so I can carry the baby when it comes!
Food Aversions: Nothing really. Veggies haven't been appealing, but aren't vomit-inducing either. In fact, hot coffee has even made a reappearance in my life. MAYBE things are getting back to "normal"??
Food Cravings: More mac and cheese, I swear I could eat it by the bucket-full.
Stretch Marks: None yet!
Movement: Still haven't felt anything yet.... cannot wait though!!! Should be any day now.
(source)This is kinda what I imagine he/she'll look like the first time I feel a nice, swift kick or jab to the belly... and, I CANNOT WAIT!!
Waiting For...: We're finding out the gender in just a few weeks. SO excited!!!! I REALLY don't plan or want to go PINK or BLUE everything. What I plan NOT to do:
But, turns out it's freaking HARD to plan without knowing! Seriously. I don't know how people don't find out. I'm keeping my fingers crossed the bean is cooperating at our next doc appointment so we can find out!!